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Watch Jane Austen Films Under the Stars

July 1, 2014

Come enjoy outdoor screening of Jane Austen's classic novels in the North Garden of Dumbarton House. Doors open to Museum Members at 7:00 pm (memberships available online or at the door). Doors open to the public at 7:30 pm. 

In the past, this event has required pre-registrations. This year, no registration is required to attend. Due to site capacity, admission will be first-come, first-served.

July 9th   Emma (1996) 

July 23rd Sense & Sensibility (1995) 

August 6th Pride & Prejudice (2005) 

All films will begin at sundown (around 8:30 pm). 

Dumbarton House is located in Georgetown at 2715 Q Street.

For additional information, visit Dumbarton House or call 202.33.2288.


The Do’s of the Jane Austen Film Festival

  • DO enter only at the front gate at 2715 Q Street (and DO make sure you haven’t mixed us up with Dumbarton Oaks!)
  • DO come early. Grounds will open to Museum Members at 7:00 pm, and then to the public at 7:30 pm*. The film will start at sunset, approximately 8:30pm.
  • DO understand that our lawn and site space is limited by occupancy restrictions, which is why admission is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • DO bring your own blanket. If you prefer a lawn chair, it must be set up in the back.
  • DO plan on purchasing the available concessions. Outside food/drink will not be allowed.
  • DO respect the other guests. Smoking on Dumbarton House grounds during the event is prohibited.
  • DO leave your dog and other animals at home.
  • DO leave our grounds within 30 minutes after the end of the film.
  • DO come back and visit us! The museum will not be open during the event, but please come back for a tour Tue-Sun, 11am-3pm (admission $5)!


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Dumbarton House is located at Q Street.

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Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Perfoms at Dumbarton House June 29th

June 15, 2014

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz at Dumbarton House on June 29 for one of the 2014 DC Jazz Fest's "Jazz in the 'Hoods" concerts! 

As part of DC Jazz Fest's 10th year running, Dumbarton House is excited to be welcoming the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra - named Best of DC Jazz: Large Ensemble in both 2011 and 2012 -  to the North Garden for an afternoon of jazz. Chairs will not be provided and lawn seating is open, and blankets are encouraged.  If you bring lawn chairs, please set them up at the rear.

No outside food, please, as food will be available on-site to benefit Dumbarton House, including wine sales by Tradewinds Specialty Imports ($6/glass; $10 for two; $8 champagne) and food. Bottled water and sodas will be for sale ($1 each). CASH SALES only.

This event will take place in the North Garden of Georgetown's Dumbarton House at 2715 Q Street.

Grounds open at 2:00 pm. Orchestra performs at 3:00 pm. Buy tickets here.

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Edith Kuhnle Paintings at Addison/Ripley Fine Art

May 14, 2014

Addison/Ripley Fine Art is holding an opening reception for Edith Kuhnle: Transpositions Thursday, May 15th starting at 5:30 pm. The show runs through July 12, 2014

Juxtapositions of pattern shape and subject. Surprising applications of layered color in lush, sometimes lurid, sometimes subtle compositions. Smartly balanced referential and non-referential configurations. These are some of the "Transpositions" of Edith Kuhnle's new work. If there is any subject, then that subject is bold, iconic, succulent organic forms, constant companions in the artist's painting for years. As Georgia O'Keefe once said, "I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."

Dance by Edith Kuhnle (Photo by: addisonripleyfineaert.com) Dance by Edith Kuhnle

Deep aubergines, midnight greens, intense teal shades and rich mahoganies that glow despite their hues are characteristic of Kuhnle's work, imbuing the work with authority and gravity. Working on single and multiple canvases and on arrangements which balance one composition against another in diptychs and triptychs and other multiple panel arrangements, Kuhnle arranges compositions as complex and elegant as symphonies.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art has presented exhibits of work by Kuhnle for more than 25 years and seen the evolution of her skill as her poise and ambition filled larger canvases and more challenging compositions. Her work is in private and public collections throughout the United States, in the collections of several United States Embassies including Cote d'Ivoire and Colombia.

The artist's  commissioned  work  hangs in the  Washington  Convention  Center and the  Reagan National Airport.  Kuhnle's paintings have been shown in multiple US galleries, and the Meridian International Center  toured her work in museums throughout the Pacific Rim.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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